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Address: Matala, Crete, Greece

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Beautiful walk and beach

It may be a bit of a hike but the beach is well worth the walk. This secluded beach offers unspoilt views, crystal clear water and of course red sand.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Can have high waves when windy - careful of undertow on man beach during windy days and high surf. Seems obvious I know, but some idiots were close to getting in trouble...

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It may be a bit of a hike but the beach is well worth the walk. This secluded beach offers unspoilt views, crystal clear water and of course red sand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A great walk with a amazing view over the whole area. The beach is lovely and the water is very clear. Best trip we made during this holiday!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Easier but longer route go past all shops and follow signs for red beach. Very well marked. Short way follow signs for apartments follow road to end this is steeper and more difficult with little signage. At the beach visit Yani for cool drinks. We arrived at 12noon. No sunbed left. Lovely sandy beach. Some stone carvings. Tools us an... More 

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Grasten, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We walked through the mountains to get here hoping to find a nice quiet beach, but even though it's not easy to get there it was filled with people. And the beach wasn't that great either.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

There is nothing wrong with this beach. In fact it's a very nice beach. If it had pure white, or red for that matter, sand, it would be an excellent beach. The sand, alas, is brown, which makes this a false advertising beach.

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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beach is excellent but no shadows there, so take umbrella or stay till noon only. Note: it seems to be very popular place for nudists. Long way up and down, better avoid it if you have troubles with health. And I can't tell that sand is very red itself. But worth visiting.

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Craiova, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The beach is about half an hour walk on the mountain so make sure you take some good shoes. The view is amazing, so you can stop to rest along the way. Personally I consider the walk invigorating, but it's ok even if you are out of shape. The beach is not so populated so if you're looking for some... More 

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Bytom, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have visited more than 40 countries and I have visited many beaches in Australia, Croatia, Cuba, Tenerife. But Red Beach in Matala is one of most beautiful beaches ever! The sand has a really nice orange-yellow color. Usually there are quite big waves. You need to hike about 40 minutes to get there. It's mainly a nudist beach, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Beautiful beach known for its red sand. you can reach it with a walk of 30/40 min. it is not very easy: remember to dress proper shoes! and don't forget water: the walk is completely in the sun; no shadow. But there is a beautiful panorama. The beach has a little taverna.

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Address: Address: Matala, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Matala

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